Tag Archives: Chris Philp

Premier League secures own terms to phase out betting sponsorships

SBC News Premier League secures own terms to phase out betting sponsorships

The Premier League has made the decision to phase out betting company front-of-shirt sponsorships according to Sky News. The outlet reported this afternoon that English football’s top-flight will gradually remove arrangements which see betting firm logos appear on the front of team shirts ‘over the next few years’. However, in a compromise the League has allegedly proposed the idea of …

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Winning Post: Gambling Review split by the two voices of Public Health

SBC News Winning Post: Gambling Review split by the two voices of Public Health

Regulus Partners dissects the recommendations and musings of an open letter authored by the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) to DCMS, in which the organisation has provided conflicting guidance on how to establish a balanced public health approach to treat gambling harms…  The threat to licensed gambling in Great Britain was set out in stark terms this week …

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Public health directors weigh in on RET funding war of words

SBC News Public health directors weigh in on RET funding war of words

The President and Vice-President of the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) have written to Gambling Minister Chris Philp, making recommendations ahead of the Gambling Act review White Paper. Although the consultation period for recommendations informing the legislative overhaul ended on 1 April, Professor Maggie Rae (President) and Greg Fell (VP) expressed their viewpoint on developing a better public …

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Andrew Rhodes: White Paper delay not an excuse to avoid tackling problems

SBC News Andrew Rhodes: White Paper delay not an excuse to avoid tackling problems

The White Paper on the 2005 Gambling Act review has been highly anticipated for some time now, with a government announcement expected earlier this spring. With reports circulating in the press as to the result of the over one-and-a-half year-long process, UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) CEO Andrew Rhodes issued an update on progress whilst addressing the Westminster Media Forum Gambling …

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Gamstop recognised with British Data Award for ‘Good Initiative’

SBC News Gamstop recognised with British Data Award for ‘Good Initiative’

Gamstop has been awarded the ‘Data for Good Initiative’ at the 2022 British Data Awards, in recognition of its safer gambling operations.  The national online gambling self-exclusion scheme was recognized with the award due to its usage of data to prevent problem gamblers from continuing to access betting sites.  A total user base of 280,000 adults across the UK currently …

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University of Bristol launches £4m Gambling Harms Research Centre

SBC News University of Bristol launches £4m Gambling Harms Research Centre

The University of Bristol has launched Britain’s ‘first academic research centre’ dedicated to developing ‘multidisciplinary approaches’ examining gambling harm, addiction and social complexities. Launched as The Gambling Harms Research Centre (GHRC), the unit aims to transform research of gambling harms by developing deeper academic resources and evidence-led insights to share learnings with domestic and international stakeholders. The GHRC will operate …

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W2 launches new affordability tool ahead of Gambling Act review expectations

SBC News W2 launches new affordability tool ahead of Gambling Act review expectations

Regulatory compliance services provider W2 has developed an ‘Affordability for Gambling Tool’, designed to have a minimal impact on the customer journey for betting firms.  Addressing an expected requirement for enhanced affordability as a result of the 2005 Gambling Act review, the company states its product has been built to create a ‘clear picture’ without being overly intrusive.  The tool …

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BGC delivers debut Gambling Anti-Money Laundering Group workshop

SBC News BGC delivers debut Gambling Anti-Money Laundering Group workshop

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has completed the first Training Day for the Gambling Anti-Money Laundering Group (GAMLG), in a bid to drive high standards and encourage best practice. Topics of discussion during the day-long session was consideration of key emerging risks, best practice and developments, which the standards body stated was a reflection of ‘the diversity of compliance …

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Chris Philp: Ritchie inquiry highlights need for comprehensive gambling reforms 

SBC News Chris Philp: Ritchie inquiry highlights need for comprehensive gambling reforms 

DCMS undersecretary Chris Philp has responded to questions posed by ministers in relation to the Sheffield Coroner’s verdict that ‘system failures had led to the tragic death of Jack Ritchie’. Questioned at a hearing in the Commons yesterday, initiated by Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield (Labour), Philp was probed on how the government intends to reform the gambling sector and …

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Michael Dugher: Gambling deserves a deeper debate than simplistic narratives

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has warned ministers that gambling’s complex socio dynamics can not be judged on the notion of simplistic rhetoric.  Writing on the Commons news source Politics Home, Dugher outlined stakeholder frustrations at the meandering nature of the debate on gambling reforms, industry duties and protections. His response was submitted as …

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